Isaac Poritzky is a senior at the College of William & Mary. He is graduating in May 2022 with a B.A in Government and a minor in Religious Studies. Isaac’s research interests lie at the intersection of Middle East security studies, (mainly Iran and Israel), influence operations and counter-terrorism. This past year, during an internship at the US Army Training and Doctrine Command where he analyzed emerging terrorist threats and foreign influence operations to inform policy. Currently, Isaac is working for AidData, a publicly funded think tank, where he is managing a team of research assistants to assemble a novel dataset on the Chinese government's global soft power activities. Isaac is a Small Wars Journal-El Centro Intern for 2021-22.